Victorian Football

In football's early days matches were mostly watched by curious observers but, as crowds increased, "they won" became "we won", and the fanatic was born.

Read the full story in When Saturday Comes issue 371 and on the WSC website.

How did we become football fans? Savage Enthusiasm: A History of Football Fans is the brand new book from Goal Post's Paul Brown, tracing the remarkable evolution of the fan from the earliest origins of the game right through to the present day.
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